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Chico State professor shares undocumented journey following Undocuweek

Chico State professor shares undocumented journey following Undocuweek

Kendall George

March 12, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Video, Visuals

According to Elizabeth Alaniz, assistant director of the financial aid and scholarship office, Chico State doesn’t know how many undocumented students are on campus, but she estimates there are around 300. After reflecting on Chico State's Undocuweek in February, she hopes that undocumented stu...

Undocuweek, we needed you

Undocuweek, we needed you

Janette Estrada

March 12, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Opinion

Leaders Educating for the Advancement of Dreamers (L.E.A.D) held "Undocuweek" to inform undocumented students with mixed-status families at Chico State of the current federal and state legislation.Chico State hosted many workshops with professionals in the field to create a safe environment where ind...

‘The Vagina Monologues’ spreads crucial messages about womanhood

‘The Vagina Monologues’ spreads crucial messages about womanhood

Rayanne Painter

February 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

There are few shows presented at Chico State that begin with cast members encouraging the audience to shout synonyms of “vagina” at the start of each performance.The Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition and local acting talent hosted their annual performance of Eve Ensler’s “Th...

Immigration: do not fear the “other”

Immigration: do not fear the “other”

Rachael Bayuk

October 7, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Immigrants are part of the lifeblood of the United States. Since the beginning, the integration of new ideas has launched our great nation forward into the ever-expanding future.A lot of born citizens, including the president, have a tendency to discredit immigrants. To lump them all into a group and...

Congressional candidates speak at Chico State on issues facing first district voters

Congressional candidates speak at Chico State on issues facing first district voters

Roberto Fonseca and Grayson Boyer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

The Butte County League of Women Voters hosted a Q&A forum that featured candidates running for the First Congressional District election primaries coming up this June. The candidates answered a few questions on a variety of issues and expressed their platform stance on various topics.Six candidate...

Student club financially supports undocumented students

Student club financially supports undocumented students

Natalie Hanson

September 28, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State Printing Club organized to donate their work to students and faculty in support of undocumented students, Wednesday and Thursday.Students set up a booth for making and selling prints and tote bags for donations towards "...assisting our fellow Wildcats in need." Prints and bags were sold for $5 an...

#DayWithoutImmigrants made no impact

#DayWithoutImmigrants made no impact

Roberto Fonseca

March 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Feb. 16, immigrants in the United States participated in a #DayWithoutImmigrants to demonstrate the importance of immigration and to protest the border wall that President Donald Trump plans to build.The strike called for immigrants to not go to work, to avoid spending money and to keep children ho...

CSU chancellor comments on immigration

Daniel Wright

February 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State released its stance on immigration in an email from Chancellor White, Wednesday. In the statement, he indicated the new directives should not affect students who are under the protection of the deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. "Existing CSU policy has not changed, and we will make...

Trump’s cabinet rejects ideas

Trump’s cabinet rejects ideas

Susan Whaley

January 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It isn't just Hillary supporters who reject Donald Trump's policies.Trump won the keys to the White House with bold claims of torture, immigration, climate change, terrorism and foreign politics. The "greater America" that Trump is aiming for might never come to fruition, as his own cabinet stands in his way.This is the best outcome for a Trump presidency; people around him, in powerful government positions who disagree with him.The most recent nominee to break ...

Cemetery of the ‘Not Forgotten’

Cemetery of the ‘Not Forgotten’

Bianca Quilantan

September 20, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Nestled in a dusty patch of the Imperial Valley desert lies “El Panteón de Los No Olvidados,” a resting place for broken dreams. Dreamers too. At least 240 migrants lie in final rest in unmarked graves in a desiccated patch of ground behind the Terrace Park Cemetery in Holtville. It is North...

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